Pippy and Calculate - Evolution Solution
jg at laptop.org
Sat Sep 8 17:15:14 EDT 2007
On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 22:36 +0200, NoiseEHC wrote:
> Wow, fast answer!
> > On Sep 8, 2007, at 1:20 PM, NoiseEHC wrote:
> >> I tried to run my little tests via this mailing list and there were some
> >> kind people who took the time to help me but it turned out that the
> >> Geode is below my worst expectations and so requires a lot more tests
> >> than my patience.
> > Send me your SSH2 pubkey and I'll get you an account. I'm not sure how
> > you went about previously requesting an account; I handled almost all
> > l.o accounts until a few days ago, and I never saw an e-mail from you.
> I have sent an email to developer at laptop.org (as it is written in the
> wiki) and after that exchanged several emails with Jim Gettys. The
> conclusion was that he said that when I have something running then we
> can come back to my request. The problem is that I need to run those
> tests to start coding in C (I have a proof of concept in C#) so it is a
> SSH2 key:
> I am not sure whether we are talking about the same thing. I need an
> account for an XO machine which is connected to the internet so I can
> access it from here (and I have a feeling that you are talking about a
> project hosting account but I can be wrong). So if I am right and you
> have not already set up an XO machine then you have to do the following:
> 1. Take a developer XO (must be B3 or B4 - LX700 and must have GCC).
> 2. Plug in an USB->Ethernet adapter and configure it in Linux.
> 3. Take apart the XO and remove the wireless antennas.
> 4. Install telnet and FTP.
> 5. Plug it into your router and either put it outside of your firewall
> (so it will not be able to access your machines inside of your firewall)
> or set up the router to forward telnet and FTP but prohibit any outbound
> 6. Email me the passwords for telnet & FTP.
> (2 and 3 are needed if I am an evil hacker since I am not sure if
> wireless can be firewalled adequately.)
We haven't had the cycles to set up a OLPC system for "normal"
development; however, we have recently hired a system manager, and can
put it on his queue to set up.
> If it turns out that we are talking about the same thing (and you have
> already set up such a machine) then I will need some time since I am a
> Windows programmer and have no idea how to connect from Windows to Linux
> via SSH... (If somebody reads this then I would appreciate some links to
> a howto.)
> >> For the record, a Geode LX-433MHz has the MMX performance of a Pentium
> >> MMX-133MHz if my tests are right what I simply still cannot believe...
> > The Geode is a low-power, embedded CPU. It is neither the gaming
> > platform nor the 3D workstation you're looking for. There's nothing
> > surprising about that.
> There is. If my tests are correct then it is the first time in history
> when somebody created a processor which runs MMX slower than integer
> instructions. See
> I have downloaded the MediaGX guide (the predecessor of the Geode) and
> in that guide at least both the latency and throughput were defined.
> According to the tests the Geode LX has half the performance than the
> MediaGX clock by clock. I have found that surprising (and forced me to
> redo all my assembly).
> >> viewpoint it is nonexistent developer support. Never mind, it was just
> >> my frustration.
> > Sorry you had a bad experience. I wish you hadn't given up after
> > initially not receiving an account. That bit, at least, we can fix.
> I hope so. :)
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